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Chamlee, Paula (Photographer) & Jussim, Estelle (Contributor). NATURAL CONNECTIONS: PHOTOGRAPHS BY PAULA CHAMLEE. Revere, PA: Lodima Press, 1994. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 112 pages. As New/As New.

The photographer's breakthrough debut collection. One of the finest landscape photography books of the last decade of the 20th century. Limited Edition of 250 numbered and signed copies. Infinitely superior to and should not be confused with the regular trade edition. A stunningly beautiful production by Paula Chamlee and P. M. Design Studios: Oversize-volume format in oblong shape. Pale gray silk cloth boards with silver titles embossed on cover and spine, as issued. Photographs by Paula Chamlee, accompanied by selections from her journals. Essay, "The Evocative Art of Paula Chamlee", by Estelle Jussim, the renowned art historian and critic. Red silk cloth slipcase with silver titles embossed on one side. Printed using the patented laser "Silver-Lit Tones", the first time ever the process has been used in the reproduction of photographs, in the United States to absolutely the highest standards. In pictorial DJ with white titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Every detail of production of this exquisite book was supervised by the photographer. Produced to the exacting standards that are a hallmark of Lodima Press, this monograph reproduces Chamlee's contact prints with astounding fidelity to the delicacy and luminosity of the original photographs. Presents the photographer's series of landscape photographs in the classic, large-format tradition of Edward Weston and Ansel Adams, one of very few contemporary female (or male) photographers to attempt such an ambitious project. "She extends the tradition in photographs that are both sensuous and lyrical yet subtle and complex. Chamlee's beautiful and arresting photographs transcend their recognizable subject matter while remaining deeply rooted in her profound connection to the natural world" (Publisher's blurb). Paula Chamlee began her career as a painter before turning exclusively to photography. It is no wonder then that these landscapes are truly monumental, showing "the intensity of her vision, which reverberates like solemn and glorious music" (Estelle Jussim). A stunning debut, with some of the most formally perfect yet emotionally resonant photographs we shall ever see. A "must-have" title for Paula Chamlee collectors and all lovers of truly beautiful photography books. This copy is Number 148, indicated as such on the Front Limitation Page, and it is very prominently and beautifully numbered and signed in black fountain pen by Paula Chamlee. This edition has been out-of-print for a very long time and is now highly collectible. This is the only copy of the Limited Edition available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. 44 plates. One of the finest living American photographers. A flawless collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER PAULA CHAMLEE AND MICHAEL A. SMITH TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0960564675. $400.00

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